Staying in Touch on the Recruiting Trail

When it comes to the job hunt, text messaging is making life a little easier for recruiters and applicants alike. That's right; texting is quickly becoming the communication method of choice in the competitive job market world.

Here are just a few ways job seekers and hiring managers are taking advantage of text messaging during the recruiting process:

Direct Engagement

Just about everyone in today's business world takes their smart phone with them wherever they go.

This creates a unique opportunity for hiring managers trying to put their job openings in the spotlight. With text recruiting, hiring managers can promote their available jobs directly to potential candidates via their mobile devices.

Likewise, job seekers can sign up for these text alerts and receive job notifications from just about anywhere. Text recruiting increases engagement for busy job seekers as well as hiring managers looking to get the word out.

Ease of Text Notifications

Phone calls go a long way in the recruiting process, but nothing is as convenient as text messages. Text recruiting allows hiring managers to send quick, informative messages about job listings the moment they become available.

In addition, job seekers can sign up for job notifications either during the interview process or by texting a notification code found on online job listings.

In other words, text recruiting and notifications makes the job offering and seeking process effortless.

Real-Time Listings

The job market is competitive and available jobs are oftentimes filled moments after the listing goes live.

This makes the job seeking process increasingly difficult. However, with text recruiting, candidates can get the latest job notifications directly on their mobile devices.

This means candidates have continuous access to job listings the moment they become available.

As the following article, “Texting while flying?” looks at, texting in the workplace today has a wide variety of uses; job alerts in text format take the legwork out of the job hunt.

Creating Quick Contacts at Job Fairs

Job fairs are the best way for recruiters and candidates to exchange information.

However, with the amount of traffic and application processing that takes place at job fairs, it becomes difficult for recruiters to follow up with job seekers and vice versa.

Text recruiting makes the follow up process quick and easy for both parties involved.

Instead of sifting through piles of applications, recruiters can encourage candidates to sign up for text alerts at job fairs. By doing so, recruiters can send out follow up information and get in touch with talent quickly.

Tracking Candidates and Offers

Hiring managers receive tons of applications when a job listing goes live and during job fairs. By sending job notifications via text, businesses are better able to track how many applications they've taken in and who they've followed up with.

By creating text contacts instead of using traditional signup sheets and paper applications, recruiters can track candidates through a texting trail. This helps hiring departments keep tabs on possible candidates and quickly gauge interest levels.

When it comes to the hiring process, text recruiting is helping to bridge the gap between job seekers and the job at hand.

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About the Author: Adam Groff is a freelance writer and creator of content. He writes on a variety of topics including job hunting and hiring.

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